Philanthropy calendar

Posted 1/4/13

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Haiti’s Child will hold a Haitian art exhibit and sale from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Chabot Fine Art Gallery, 379 Atwells Ave., Providence. The event will feature framed and unframed photographs, canvas art and original drawings by children in Croix de Bouquets, Haiti, the organization’s mission site. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the more than 140 children who are cared for through Haiti’s Child. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit


Literacy Volunteers of Kent County will begin a training session for volunteers interested in teaching adult students English as a Second Language or basic literacy on from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Trainings will be held at Coventry Health and Human Services, 191, 193, 195 MacArthur Blvd., Coventry. Volunteers should be older than 18 and residents of Kent County. For more information, a schedule of trainings or to register, call (401) 822-9103 or email


The Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership will honor National Mentoring Month from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Bank of America Skating Rink, Kennedy Plaza Providence. During the event, the organization will recognize mentors and mentees from across the state, in addition to the friends, families, program coordinators, elected officials and supporters who make mentoring programs possible. Admission and rental fee: $5 per mentor/mentee pair, $4 friends and family, $2.50 mentees whose mentors are unable to attend and are accompanied by friends or family over the age of 18. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, call (401) 732-7700 by Friday, Jan. 18 or visit


The Newport Initiative for Nonprofit Leadership will offer an intensive training on applied analysis of behavior (ABA) for children with autism from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Child and Family, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown. Trainer Robert Kidd will present several case studies illustrating language development in children with autism spectrum disorder in addition to a brief explanation of ABA as it relates to autism treatment. This program is open to all. Cost: free for members of the initiative, $25 non members. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Trish Walcott at (401) 848-4123 or


The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence at the Rhode Island Foundation will offer a speed-mentoring breakfast for emerging leaders of nonprofit organizations from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Rhode Island Foundation, 1 Union Station, Providence. During the event, up to 30 emerging leaders will spend about 30 minutes with three nonprofit executive directors who will share their personal stories of leadership. Attendees will be able to ask questions. Breakfast and networking will take place from 8:30 to 9 a.m., followed by speed mentoring. This event is free. For more information or to register, call (401) 274-4564 or visit

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